If you are an early stage innovator and would like to present your project (business, technology, etc) during our skunkworks meeting, please let us know at least a week in advance. Pick a clinic time and send details about your presentation to firstname.lastname@example.org that includes:
- An overview of your business or technical venture
- Key milestones you've achieve thus far
- What you need help with from the Skunkworks group
Our skunkworks network includes enablers (people and organizations who can provide support, advice and even resources) and many serial university entrepreneurs and innovators, in both technical and social innovation areas. We like nothing more than discussing novel and new ideas and we want to help. Several startups at the University of Calgary have found team members through the skunkworks meetings and this new development merely structures and supports our activities in a more coherent manner.
Skunkworks also plans lab crawls, which are tours around the University to learn about the amazing innovation and research activity that is going on in corridors, labs and workshops, in not so distant departments and faculties that too few know about.
- Overview of your lab's focus
- Proposed date for lab crawl
Lab crawls create an opportunity for innovators from across the university to showcase their work and to talk about why it's important. By bringing together innovators from across campus, we hope to build relationships between innovators from several faculties, as this creates the foundation for new innovations.